Caregiving from my kitchen

Spreads and Dips

Garlic Scape Hummus

Garlic Scape Hummus

A surprisingly gentle green garlic flavor makes Garlic Scape Hummus a delightful spread for lunch or a party! Enjoy it during the short season for scapes! If you get your vegetables from a farmer’s market or farmshare, you have a chance at intriguing vegetables that […]

Summery Dill Bean Spread

Summery Dill Bean Spread

All right, it’s another “Not really hummus” bean spread… I make bean spreads like this all summer – usually chickpeas, sometimes white beans, occasionally other kinds…

Peanutty Chickpea Spread

Peanutty Chickpea Spread

I wrote that whole discussion about terminology, citing bean spread specifically. And now I sit here staring at a pretty little dish of… something… wondering what on earth to call it. Hoist on my own petard and all that. (Pea Pate has a certain logic […]

Essence of Onion Dip

Essence of Onion Dip

An updated, natural (and improved!) version of the onion dip we all grew up with – sweetly and intensely onion. Wonderful for holiday entertaining!   When I was a child, back in the Sixties, one of the recipes that Everyone seemed to make was California […]

Onion Marmalade

Onion Marmalade

Behold the humble onion! Workhorse of the kitchen, flavor base of soup and stew, pungent addition to stir fry and salad – but so rarely given a starring role. French Onion Soup, certainly – but people are often distracted by the bread and cheese, and […]